Veganuary 2022: The new food to know, from Burger King nuggets to M&S

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In 2021, a record number of people signed up to take part in the Veganuary, a challenge that encourages meat-eaters to adopt a plant-based lifestyle throughout the month of January.

Organisers suggested that the surge could have been due to larger numbers of people experimenting with animal-free diets during the coronavirus pandemic.

And if you’re planning to join the swathes of plant-based foodies for January 2022, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s now easier than ever to buy vegan-friendly foods.

Even a few years ago consumers struggled to find alternatives such as soy milk in the supermarkets, but now retailers have started to expand their vegan offerings to keep up with demand, meaning you can get your hands on almost anything, from vegan meat and cheese to chocolate and ice cream.

Veganuary sees a number of mainstream brands release new and exciting products. Last year, we saw Subway’s all-new Meatless Marinara causing a stir, while supermarkets also upped the ante by launching new items and expanding their ranges.

Here, we’ve gathered up all the latest launches on offer, from Krispy Kreme’s all-new vegan doughnuts to Aldi’s ready meals. Good luck!

Known for its delicious range of pre-prepared vegan frozen meals, allplants has launched a resolution box to help you smash the Veganuary challenge. You can select any six meals for your subscription, including breakfasts, dinners, sides, desserts and snacks.

Alongside this, the brand has also launched itsadvice page, which shares tips on going plant-based, including the highs and lows of goal setting, missing cheese and everything in between. It’s well worth a look should you reach a lull. Allplants earned a spot in our round-up of the best vegan subscription boxes, too, so it’s safe to say we’re big fans of the service.

Budget supermarket Aldi has gone all out with its vegan range this year. It currently has a large range of items to choose from on its website, including spicy chicken burgers (£1.99, and vegetable fingers (£1.09,, as well as plant-based milk alternatives.

But the thing that’s really caught our attention is its first-ever vegan cheese (£1.39,, which the brand says tastes just like cheddar and is made using coconut oil.

If you’re after a cheesy snack this Veganuary, but you can’t get your hands on Aldi’s plant-based cheddar, then we’ve got some good news: Babybel has launched a vegan version. Instead of being wrapped in the signature red wax, the all-new snack has a green case.

Just when we thought we couldn’t get any more excited about the new vegan food hitting our shelves, Burger King has launched vegan nuggets. The news comes after the fast food chain launched its plant-based burger two years ago, and it’s part of its pledge to make half of its menu meat-free by 2030.

The Vegan Society-certified vegan nuggets cost £3.29 for six, £3.99 for nine and £4.99 for 20, making them the same price as its meat alternative.

Should you be looking to get a quick bite on the go, coffee house Caffé Nero has partnered up with plant-based meat brand This – a favourite of ours here at IndyBest, with its sausages (£2, landing a spot in our guide to the best vegan meat alternatives– to up its vegan offering.

On the menu is the choice of a chicken arrabbiata panini (£4.60, available in store from 6 January) and sausage ciabatta (£3.65, available in store from 6 January).

The coffee shop chain already has a particularly strong vegan menu, and it’s once again teaming up with the Bosh! team to launch a chocolate and pecan slice, made with a tiffin base, dark chocolate and biscuit pieces.

If you’ve not got a sweet tooth, then you’ll be glad to know that it’s launched a vegan macaroni cheeze, and its BBQ chick’n panini will be returning for yet another year.

The limited-edition menu is available in store until the end of January.

Everyone’s favourite dessert brand has launched two new flavours of vegan pudding for Veganuary.

The first one is a chocolate mousse layered with ganache (£2,, while the other is a dark chocolate mousse with salted caramel (£3.30, Both sound equally as delicious and are sure to curb any sweet cravings you may have….”

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